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Anti-abortion bills abound; their fate in court is unknown

Abortion-State Legislatures
Posted at 9:37 AM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-13 11:37:44-05

At an intense pace, lawmakers in Republican-governed states are considering an array of tough anti-abortion restrictions they hope might reach the Supreme Court and win approval from its conservative majority.

The goal is to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a nationwide right to abortion.

Already this year, a sweeping ban has been enacted in South Carolina, although it was swiftly blocked.

It joins a batch of other near-total bans also blocked in the courts after their passage in 2019.

It's not clear if or when the Supreme Court might consider any of them.